The House has passed a 15-year ex­tension for the federal backstop for terrorism-related insurance claims. The bill drew praise from industry but a veto warning from the White House. With the House’s approval on Sept. 19, the focus shifts to the Senate, which hasn’t acted yet on the issue.

The insurance program was es­tablished in 2002 and extended in 2005. It will lapse Dec. 31 if Con­gress doesn’t renew it.

The White House Office of Man­agement and Budget objected strong­ly to the House bill, contending that a 15-year extension “effectively makes [the program] permanent.” It added that senior officials would recommend a presidential veto. The House’s 322-110 vote ex­ceeds the two-thirds majority need­ed to override a veto.